Savita Halappanavar’s father Andanappa Yalagi and mother Akhmedevi “My dear brothers and sisters of Ireland, I am Savita’s unfortunate father Andanappa. Speaking on the historic event of repeal of the 8th amendment. The day of the people of the island who now know the pain and the memory of our loving daughter Savita. No family […]

Pro choice banners ‘Hollywoodised’ by graphic designer Joe Collins Joe Collins writes Having the opportunity to Repeal the 8th on Friday, 25th of May has been a long and tough struggle. Since the referendum in 1983 we have learned about the C case, Magdalene laundries, Tuam Babies, Savita Halappanavar along with the heartbreaking stories written […]

From top: (left to right) Orla O’Connor, Co-Director of Together for Yes campaign speaking in Galway; supporters of the Pro Life Campaign and Love Both project, also in Galway; Ciaran Tierney Ahead of the abortion referendum on Friday, May 25, 2018, Ciaran Tierney attended the launches of both the pro-choice and pro-life campaigns in Galway. Ciaran writes: […]

Last night. In the Dáil. Sinn Féin’s motion to ensure the new National Maternity Hospital has “legally-guaranteed independence” from all non-medical influence in its clinical operations was carried. During a debate on the motion, Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly spoke about maternal deaths in Ireland, and the lack of inquests for the same. She said: “Regardless of […]

From left: Sinead Kennedy, Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Rita Harrold, ROSA,TDs Ruth Coppinger, Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Dr Peadar O’Grady, founding member of Doctors for Choice This afternoon. Buswells Hotel Dublin 2 A Solidarity/People Before Profit press conference to urge immediate government action on the recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly on abortion in Ireland. The […]

From top: The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr. Peter Boylan; NMH chairman Nicholas Kearns  and From left: Kay Connolly, Chief Operating Officer of St Vincent’s Hospital, Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Dr Rhona Mahony Master, National Maternity Hospital with a model of St Vincents University Hospital. This morning on RTÉ […]

Savita Halappavanar Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappavanar. Miscarrying and denied a termination for medical reasons on grounds of legality, Savita’s requests to Galway Maternity Hospital were met with the now-infamous refrain of “this is a Catholic country”. The following four years saw initial outrage at her treatment solidify into […]